| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:35 PM
MILWAUKEE — It's been a common theme this season, all those Lakers in the last year of their contracts.
It can lead to friction — Pau Gasol poked at the selfishness of some teammates after a loss last month in Memphis — and can...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Kobe Bryant has sympathy for Coach Mike D'Antoni but isn't sure if the coach should return.
When asked on Wednesday by Dan Patrick of the "Dan Patrick Show" if D'Antoni has earned another year with the team, Bryant answered with some ambivalence.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Nick Young said he expects to play Friday night when the Lakers (22-45) host the Washington Wizards (35-22).
"I'm feeling good," Nick Young said. "Ain't too much Swaggy can't do out there."
Young, who gave himself the nickname "Swaggy P," fractured...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Pau Gasol is back from vertigo. And he has some suggestions.
He liked how Chris Kaman looked Sunday against Phoenix and wouldn't mind playing alongside him.
"We played a few games in the preseason, and I think it was pretty effective. I think people...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Mike D'Antoni thinks of it this way: don't make a bad situation worse.
As the losses pile up at a record-setting rate, the Lakers coach often responds with humor while fielding reporters' questions. It's sometimes self-deprecating and usually followed...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:16 PM
The two towers approach delivered a single, familiar result.
Another Lakers loss.
Pau Gasol got his wish, the chance to play next to fellow 7-footer Chris Kaman, but nothing really changed Tuesday in a 124-112 victory by the Portland Trail Blazers...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011).
Now he has all the leverage, becoming a free agent in July and enduring questions about his final days ever with the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The most painful loss in a throbbing Lakers season came hours after Kobe Bryant was officially declared done until October because of a perpetually achy knee.
Phil Jackson is departing Los Angeles for New York, leaving behind a Staples Center-sized sore...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:57 PM
Another sign of a team in decline — empty seats.
There have been nine non-sellouts at home for the Lakers, a surprising number for a team that enjoyed 270 consecutive packed crowds at Staples Center until earlier this season.
The franchise was...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Of all the indignities, this was the lowest of the low: Clippers 142, Lakers 94.
It wasn't only the Lakers' worst loss ever to the Clippers. It was their worst ever to anybody.
The Clippers appeared to play five-on-three that night, outscoring the...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Emerging from the rubble of the Lakers' worst season since moving to Los Angeles was the story of someone who shall inherit the earth.
Or at least a really nice pay raise.
Jodie Meeks has been the Lakers' most consistent player, managing to avoid...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:28 PM
In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team.
Johnson has been critical of owner/executive Jim Buss, and the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni to coach the...